Category: Poetry

  • Spirits in Bondage: A Cycle of Lyrics by C. S. Lewis

    By C. S. Lewis

    "Spirits in Bondage" is the 1st released paintings of C. S. Lewis. He wrote it in the course of a interval of significant contrasts in his existence. at the one hand, he used to be having fun with his final yr lower than the non-public tutorship of W. T. Kirkpatrick, who extended Lewis' love for Greek literature, mythology, and cause. nonetheless, he enlisted within the British military to struggle within the trenches of global conflict I, a messy fact that should have appeared irreconcilable to the great thing about phrases and readability of cause he had come to grasp via his stories. no longer unusually, this relocating, masterfully crafted cycle of lyrics is marked either through Romanticism and Cynicism. attractiveness and the trenches are both found in those poems. They express us an anguished soul that struggles with the conflicting studies during this international. Come and subscribe to C. S. Lewis on his stormy voyage.
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  • Dearest Creature by Amy Gerstler

    By Amy Gerstler

    Hallucinogenic crops chant in refrain. A considerate puppy promises an interview. A caterpillar bargains lifestyles suggestion. Amy Gerstler's latest number of poetry, Dearest creature marries truth and fiction in a menagerie of dramatic monologues, twisted love poems, and epistolary pleadings. Drawing on resources as disparate as Lewis Carroll and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, in addition to irregular psychology, etiquette, and archaeology texts, those darkly creative poems probe what it ability to be a sentient, transitority, flesh-and-blood beast, to be hopelessly, vividly creaturely.
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  • Cat Town (NYRB Poets) by Sakutaro Hagiwara, Hiroaki Sato

    By Sakutaro Hagiwara, Hiroaki Sato

    Modernist poet Sakutarō Hagiwara's first released publication, Howling on the Moon, shattered traditional verse types and remodeled the poetic panorama of Japan. of its poems have been got rid of on order of the Ministry of the inner for "disturbing social customs." in addition to the whole thing of Howling, this quantity contains all of Blue Cat, Hagiwara's moment significant assortment, including Cat city, a prose-poem novella, and a considerable number of verse from the remainder of his books, giving readers the complete breadth and intensity of this pioneering poet's striking paintings.
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  • Ultima Thule (Yale Series of Younger Poets) by Davis McCombs

    By Davis McCombs

    Chosen as a finalist for the 2000 nationwide ebook Critics Circle Award within the Poetry category

    This year’s winner of the Yale sequence of more youthful Poets pageant is Davis McCombs’s Ultima Thule, which used to be acclaimed as “a booklet of exploration, of looking out regard.... a grave, attentive keeping of a light” by means of the competition pass judgement on, the prestigious poet W. S. Merwin. The poems are set above and less than the Cave state of south valuable Kentucky, the place McCombs lives and that's domestic to millions of caves. The publication is framed through sonnet sequences, the 1st a couple of slave advisor and explorer at great collapse the mid-1800s and the second one approximately McCombs’s studies as a consultant and park ranger there within the Nineteen Nineties. different poems care for colossal Cave’s 4- thousand-year human background and the thrills of crawling into tight, hardly visited passageways to determine what lies past. usually the poems look for indirect angles into own event, and the caves and the panorama they convey shape a private geology.
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  • Early Poems by A.F. Moritz

    By A.F. Moritz

    Moritz is the writer of 13 books of poetry and an a number of chapbooks and restricted variation volumes. He has obtained significant honours together with the Guggenheim Fellowship and the Award in Literature of the yank Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. His e-book 'Rest at the Flight into Egypt' used to be nominated for the 2000 Governor General's Award. within the 'Blackwells significant other to Twentieth-Century Poetry', Moritz is one among 4 significant Canadian poets mentioned as having emerged on the grounds that Ondaatje and Atwood. This booklet reprints Moritz's first 4 books of poetry, 'Here' (1975), 'Black Orchid' (1981), 'Between the foundation and the Flower' (1982) and 'The Visitation' (1983). moreover, it contains his first assortment, New Poems, a protracted chapbook released in 1974. The poems during this assortment have been written from 1965 to 1977. those works introduced him the Ingram Merril Fellowship in poetry and inclusion in such anthologies as August Kleinzahler's 'Seven Canadian Poets' and Dennis Lee's 'New Canadian Poets 1970 1985'.
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  • Airborn / Hijos del Aire by Octavio Paz, Charles Tomlinson

    By Octavio Paz, Charles Tomlinson

    "Airborn" is a bilingual series of sonnets written together by means of the Mexican poet Octavio Paz and his English fellow poet and translator Charles Tomlinson. of their forewords, the poets clarify how the poems got here to be written and translated. As Charles Tomlinson writes, 'These collaborative poems have been the results of a gathering, early one summer time in Gloucestershire, whilst, out of the numerous phrases we had proposal and spoken, we selected 'house' and 'day' because the phrases for a destiny postal meditation in sonnet form'.
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  • Nice Weather: Poems by Frederick Seidel

    By Frederick Seidel

    A gorgeous new assortment from the "beguiling and magisterial" poet (The long island occasions publication Review)

    "Something is happening. anything is wrong."

    Frederick Seidel-the "ghoul" (Chicago Review), the "triumphant outsider" (Contemporary Poetry Review)-returns with a deadly new selection of poems. great climate provides the sexual and political topics that experience lengthy preoccupied Seidel-and overjoyed and angry his readers. Lyrical, gruesome, elegiac, this e-book provides new track and risk to his masterful physique of labor.
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  • Writing the Silences (New California Poetry, Volume 30) by Richard O. Moore

    By Richard O. Moore

    The poems in Writing the Silences characterize greater than 60 years of Richard O. Moore’s paintings as a poet. chosen from seven full-length manuscripts written among 1946 and 2008, those poems replicate not just Moore’s position in literary history—he is the final of his iteration of the mythical staff of San Francisco Renaissance poets—but additionally his reemergence into today’s literary global after a major profession as a filmmaker and manufacturer in public radio and tv. Writing the Silences displays Moore’s dedication to freedom of shape, his curiosity in language itself, and his commitment to problems with social justice and ecology.

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    Richard O. Moore (Author), Brenda Hillman (Editor), Paul Ebenkamp (Editor), Brenda Hillman (Foreword)
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